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1811 Masters Programs in Social Sciences

Master's degrees often represent a continuation of studies and a refinement of academic focus. These courses tend to require a bachelor's degree for entry and typically take at least two years to complete. What is a Master in Social Sciences? The social sciences are most often defined in terms of specializations. A prospective student is likely to encounter programs in areas such as anthropology,… Read more

Master's degrees often represent a continuation of studies and a refinement of academic focus. These courses tend to require a bachelor's degree for entry and typically take at least two years to complete.

What is a Master in Social Sciences? The social sciences are most often defined in terms of specializations. A prospective student is likely to encounter programs in areas such as anthropology, linguistics, economics, political science, sociology and history. However, there are also opportunities in this discipline for students who wish to pursue a hybrid or interdisciplinary program. In general, a social sciences master's degree takes students through an exploration of research methods and philosophy in addition to discussions of specific topics. These programs frequently feature projects requiring a blend of primary and secondary research, as well as extensive discussions, both written and verbal.

The ability to consider society from an academic perspective is often useful in many aspects of a graduate's life, from making travel more enjoyable to helping in personal relationships. Holding a master's degree might also provide a candidate with a certain level of initial credibility during the job search process.

Check with each institution for the most relevant tuition estimates. These figures vary depending on each school and might even change from year to year.

Many social scientists tend to graduate and go on to apply to doctoral programs. A PhD or other terminal degree programs might afford an opportunity for students to pursue specific interests through research. A social science master’s degree holder might find employment in any number of positions, depending on his or her specialization. Examples include data analysis, project management, fundraising or grant writing. There is also the possibility for graduates to qualify for corporate executive positions, such as vice president.

Each institution tends to offer distinct advantages. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The access to adequate housing is a perpetual global challenge and a process often tainted by political, social and economic exclusion and injustice. This master track offers ... +

The access to adequate housing is a perpetual global challenge and a process often tainted by political, social and economic exclusion and injustice. This master track offers the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the main principles of adequate housing provision and apply them in assessing existing policies. Students will learn how to devise the best possible mechanisms that foster accessible, affordable, available, acceptable and adaptable housing. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
CEI International Affairs Escuela Diplomática de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Organizations has the objective of training professionals to be diplomats, officials of international organizations such as ... +

The Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Organizations has the objective of training professionals to be diplomats, officials of international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, experts and advisers from international entities, (NGOs, Consulting), managers of international projects in the Administration. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish, English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Our Lady of the Lake University Online
San Antonio, USA

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work degree program entirely online, giving working adults the opportu ... +

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work degree program entirely online, giving working adults the opportunity to work toward this career-building and service-oriented credential no matter where they reside. The CSWE-Accredited MSW is one of only three social work master's degree programs in the United States that emphasize service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Sep 2021
Online
 

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Widener University Online
Chester, USA

Widener University's online Hybrid Dual MSW/MEd in Human Sexuality Studies is the only dual-degree program offering Clinical Social Work and a Human Sexuality focus. Our progr ... +

Widener University's online Hybrid Dual MSW/MEd in Human Sexuality Studies is the only dual-degree program offering Clinical Social Work and a Human Sexuality focus. Our program prepares social workers who are comfortable discussing sexuality in their social work practice, to also be qualified to work in areas that focus explicitly on sexuality. Upon completion of the dual degree, students will be eligible for the AASECT certification and prepared to sit for the LSW Exam. -
Master
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
Anna Maria College Online
Paxton, USA

At the local, national and international level, threats to our homeland's security continue to evolve and morph. A new generation of vigilant leaders requires a new mission fo ... +

At the local, national and international level, threats to our homeland's security continue to evolve and morph. A new generation of vigilant leaders requires a new mission for education. Anna Maria College is proud to offer an online Master of Public Administration degree with a Homeland Security specialization. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Queen Mary Online
London, United Kingdom

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the h ... +

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations today. The programme offers challenging and thought-provoking modules to help you formulate your answers and a lively, intelligent group of students and academics with which to debate and exchange ideas. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Winthrop University Online
Rock Hill, USA

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work Traditional program prepares students without a social work background to become competent, specialized social workers. Lear ... +

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work Traditional program prepares students without a social work background to become competent, specialized social workers. Learn in a 60-credit hour program that starts with the foundations of social work and develops your skills for specialized empowerment-based social work practice. -
Master
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Sacred Heart University Online
Fairfield, USA

You'll expand the level care and assistance you can provide to vulnerable populations and be a force of positive change in your community when you earn your Master of Social W ... +

You'll expand the level care and assistance you can provide to vulnerable populations and be a force of positive change in your community when you earn your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree online at Sacred Heart University. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
20 - 42 months
English
Online
 
University of West Florida Online
Pensacola, USA

In the University of West Florida's online Master of Social Work program, students who have earned a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program can fast-track their ... +

In the University of West Florida's online Master of Social Work program, students who have earned a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program can fast-track their learning. In as few as 20 months, students are prepared for licensure in the state of Florida and a wide range of social work careers. -
Master
Full-time
20 months
English
Online
 
University of Kentucky Online
Lexington, USA

The University of Kentucky's online CSWE-Accredited MSW program builds the skills you need to pursue your passion, effect change, and advance social justice. Learn more today!

The University of Kentucky's online CSWE-Accredited MSW program builds the skills you need to pursue your passion, effect change, and advance social justice. Learn more today! -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, inclu ... +

The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the cultural heritage sector. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
Aurora University Online
Aurora, USA

Prepare for careers at the intersection of social work and business management with the online MSW/MBA dual degree from Aurora University. The MSW dual degree program is ideal ... +

Prepare for careers at the intersection of social work and business management with the online MSW/MBA dual degree from Aurora University. The MSW dual degree program is ideal for professionals seeking a credential that merges substantial business education with key social work topics and relevant field experience. -
Master MBA
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
Online
 
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, United Kingdom

Our online MA in Social Policy will help you understand and analyse some of the most pressing issues faced by the world today. You’ll explore how cultural, demographic, econom ... +

Our online MA in Social Policy will help you understand and analyse some of the most pressing issues faced by the world today. You’ll explore how cultural, demographic, economic, governmental, and technological changes shape social policy across the globe, and develop the skills needed to carry out social research informed by debates on methodology, epistemology, ethics, and politics. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
George Mason University Online
Fairfax, USA

George Mason University's online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program prepares you to take the next step toward direct client service and be on your way to becoming a li ... +

George Mason University's online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program prepares you to take the next step toward direct client service and be on your way to becoming a licensed social worker. You'll learn what it takes to enter a variety of social work settings, including aging and disability services, family assistance, alcohol, and drug abuse counseling, child protection, and more. -
Master
Part-time
36 months
English
Online
 
Utica College Online
Utica, USA

Earn your online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Utica College and develop innovative solutions to complex, mental health, and social issues. With a curriculum focused on cli ... +

Earn your online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Utica College and develop innovative solutions to complex, mental health, and social issues. With a curriculum focused on clinical social work, our program prepares you to sit for your state's licensure exams. Discover more about the program today and take the next step toward your professional future in social work. -
Master
Part-time
24 - 32 months
English
Online